Reinsdorf: Scott Skiles Was Asking For It, Literally

Scott Skiles

The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that during an interview being aired today on WGN-TV in Chicago, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf intimated that former coach Scott Skiles basically asked to be fired.

Reinsdorf, who gassed the man who had taken up the mantle of best combover in Illinois since Lou Henson, said, “Something didn’t mesh right this year. Scott came to us eventually and said, ‘I think the team needs a new voice.’ … Scott realized that he wasn’t getting through to them. It was time to do something else.

That might be true, but do you think Skiles wanted to be canned on Christmas Eve?

Reinsdorf also talked during the interview about Luol Deng and Ben Gordon turning down contract extensions with the club.

The man who also owns the White Sox and will probably be the person most responsible for keeping Mark Cuban away from the Cubs, said “One of those two guys told me he made a mistake. I don’t know if that had something to do with (the slow start.)

Speaking of mistakes, think the Bulls could use Tyson Chandler right about now? Anybody seen P.J. Brown lately?